Think your dog has what it takes to earn the coveted title of Canine Good Citizen? Put him to the test at the end of this month, when the Pennsylvania SPCA will kick off a CGC prep class for promising pups. Led by certified pet trainer and PSPCA volunteer Beth Strecker, the class will give you and your dog all the tools you need to ace the test – not to mention some quality time refining manners together. For the scoop on what to expect when you sign up, we asked Beth our most pressing questions: Who is the...Read More
Author: Holly Russel
For a pet lover and animal welfare advocate, food choices can be fraught with guilt. But while making a major lifestyle shift like adopting a vegan diet may seem daunting to the uninitiated, starting with small changes can help ease newbies into the process. Here to help is Nicole D’Angelo, a Philly girl with a full plate of fantastic foods and a vegan recipe blog to boot. We sat down with Nicole for the skinny on cooking cruelty-free. What inspired you to begin the blog? I wanted to share my favorite vegan recipes because I believe that a plant-based...Read More
On Saturday, June 22, Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement officers responded to complaints about strong animal odors emanating from a house on the 2800 Block of Walnut Hill Street and found 17 terrified animals – 14 small dogs and three cats – living in deplorable conditions. SPCA officials report that the dogs and cats were living in their own waste in the basement of the house in what was likely an illegal breeding operation. Most of the dogs had filthy matted coats and were infested with fleas, and the cats were in similar poor health. The ammonia level in the...Read More
Be a lifesaver to an animal in need this summer! Springtime is a busy season for area shelters, who must manage the annual influx of new litters of puppies and kittens in addition to all of the adult animals they serve. This makes summer the perfect time to support those shelters – and save lives – by adopting a new pet. On June 15-16, a group of local rescues and shelters is hosting a mega-adoption event: the All Paws on Deck adoption festival at the Plymouth Meeting Petsmart store on Chemical Road. From small dogs to big dogs, puppies...Read More
The adoption staff at ACCT Philly often gets photos and updates from shelter alumni, but last month, they received a great surprise when they learned one of their own is now starring in his very own book! Chance and Chip…A Match made in Heaven tells the amazing story of two plucky mutts who braved the elements, beat the odds and found the perfect family. Authored by dad-and-daughter team Chris and Angeline George, the book is available for download on Amazon. We sat down with Chris for the backstory on what inspired this one-of-a-kind “tail.” Lots of people rescue dogs,...Read More
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Looking for a Pet Loss Support Group to help ease your pain from losing a member of the family?
Queenie's Pets Northwest Phila Pet Loss and Grief Support Group provides support for pet loss and bereavement. This is a safe place to share your grief. Get support from those who really understand what you're going through.
Is your pet near end of life?
Our group also discusses how to care for aging and/or ailing pets. We provide support for dealing with your pet's terminal illness and can offer information on hospice and palliative care options. We also discuss decision-making at the end of life. Our meetings also are a resource for information on holistic treatment, nutrition, family preparedness, funerals, and memorializations.
Pets are not only part of our families but part of our community. Their lives and deaths are important! Our hope, as a support group, is to create and offer a safe space to grieve, heal, and learn.
6900 Lancaster Pike Tonya Guy at 610-869-4902 ext. 222. General Fundraiser
Letting Go of Adele, a feature-length documentary produced by Long Haul Films, follows the story of Marty and Adele, the first cardiac alert team to graduate from Canine Partners for Life.More
You will have two opportunities to watch this emotional documentary. Screenings are being held Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. Both screenings begin at 7:00pm and will take place at Sanford School's Geipel Center for Performing Arts (6900 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707).
The screenings will feature a Q&A immediately following the film with Melissa Dowler, Director of Letting Go of Adele, Marty, star of the film, and Darlene Sullivan, Executive Director and Founder of CPL.
Tickets are FREE and can be reserved at https://lettinggoofadele.eventbrite.com. Seats are limited so you must reserve a ticket! Please remember to print your ticket or have it available on your mobile phone. All attendees will need to show their ticket to enter the theater.
Questions? Contact Tonya Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-869-4902 ext. 222.
Letting Go of Adele, a feature-length documentary produced by Long Haul Films, follows the story of Marty and Adele, the first cardiac alert team to graduate from Canine Partners for Life. To learn more about the film and view the trailer, visit www.lettinggoofadele.com.
Baseball fans, animal advocates and country music lovers are invited to join Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp at the first annual Ruppapalooza at the Pier on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at Morgan's Pier in Philadelphia. The event benefits the Pennsylvania SPCA’s life-saving mission.
The evening will feature Phillies Celebrity Bartenders, an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic, adoptable ...
The evening will feature Phillies Celebrity Bartenders, an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic, adoptable dogs, raffles, games, music and more.
To add a country flare, Rupp has also invited his friend, and one of Nashville's hottest songwriters, Tyler Reeve to perform a small set. Tyler's catalogue includes numerous album cuts and singles, including Love & Theft's critically acclaimed single, "Whiskey On My Breath," Brett Young's "In Case You Didn't Know," and Luke Combs' "I Got Away With You."
Tickets are on sale now. A $35 general admission ticket will provide one free drink, and all-you-can-eat baseball fare. The $55 VIP ticket will additionally include exclusive access to the VIP lounge with the Phillies players.